BY DAN Don’t panic. You might remember around this time last year the Patriots were basically in a giant sinkhole. Having just been pasted 41-14 by Kansas City on Monday Night Football, people were starting to believe that maybe the whole thing should just be blown up. Brady was done they said. Bring on Garoppalo. … More 10 Things About the NFL: Week 3
BY DAN The Melbourne Storm are the most consistent side in Australian sport. They’ve made the finals every year since Bellamy took over 2003. They’ve won 3 premierships in that time, along with 4 minor premierships.  Losing on Saturday to the Cowboys meant they could not add to that tally. Since their redemptive premiership … More Pretenders and Contenders Part 2: The Always but not quite.
BY ROB It’s game day, and you’re all pumped up to go and cheer on a team either at a normal season round, semi-final or international match. You’re about to go and mingle with tens of thousands of likeminded individuals, so it’s important that you follow some basic societal guidelines to make sure that your … More Oh, Behave! The Sportress Guide to Fan Etiquette
BY DAN At this stage of the year, it’s probably unfair to claim that a side ‘choked’. It’s a phrase that is overused in sporting discourse. The sides that made the preliminary finals were the best of the best, with their own share of representative players, winning streaks and dominating performances. The winning sides this … More Pretenders and Contenders Part 1: The Great Pretender.
BY DAN Talk about sorting the men from the boys. Last week’s games showed the vast difference in quality that existed between the top four sides and the rest of the competition this year. The Roosters and the Cowboys made easy work of the Bulldogs and the Sharks respectively. And so they should have. By … More Pretenders and Contenders: Week Three of the NRL Finals.
BY JEFFERIS We are well and truly at the business end of the season. The finals have been more interesting than the regular season which is not unexpected. Highlights include Richmond achieving a hat-trick of bowing out of the finals in the first round, the Perth teams putting a good case for having the GF … More AFL Finals Preview: Two Statistics to Determine the Prelims!
BY DAN We’re only just starting to get to know this NFL season. Like any new relationship some things have made us excited and nervous and giggily. Other things have made us wish we could raise one eyebrow like our mate Jarrah who can raise an eyebrow. 5 Up The Pats are quickly establishing themselves … More 10 Things About the NFL: Week 2
BY DAN So the Raiders aren’t playing anymore. But most Raiders fans are painfully aware that plenty of ex-Raiders are still going around deep into September. Occasionally we support them. Occasionally we do not. Here’s a quick guide to former Raiders in the finals. Anthony Milford. Most Raiders fans don’t need to be reminded about … More 8 Ex-Raiders Still Going in the Finals
So, are you coming back? It was a question that had been put to me many times in the last couple of weeks. As I mopped the floor of the urinal in the club-rooms, it was becoming increasingly difficult to consider the question in the positive. The filth that stained the floor a dark yellow … More Adventures in American Football: The Finale
BY JEFFERIS If last week’s finals games have taught as anything, it is that the top 4 teams are more consistent and therefore more predictable than the bottom 4. Hawthorn and Sydney flew to Perth and predictably lost their matches. In th bottom 4 we unpredictably had two upsets (depending on who you talk to). First 7th … More AFL finals week 2 preview